Daily Republic Sports
A number of area sporting events have been called off for Wednesday and Thursday, due to wet and rainy weather. The annual Erv Ptak Relays in Menno will not be held on Thursday, due to the projected weather. With a number of teams not available to participate on Friday, the event has been cancelled for this year. The seventh and eighth grade Huron Invitational track meet has also been called off for Thursday and will not be made up. The Mitchell Middle School track team was previously scheduled to participate.
Facing one of the top pitchers in the state, the Mitchell High School baseball team only managed three hits and fell to Sioux Falls Lincoln 3-1 on Tuesday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. Taking the hill for the Patriots was University of Minnesota recruit Nolan Burchill, who allowed one unearned run and racked up eight strikeouts in seven innings pitched.
PIERRE—The Mitchell High School girls golf team was scheduled to compete at the Pierre Invite on Tuesday in Pierre. The event was canceled with no makeup date set. Mitchell competes in a dual against Yankton on Friday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell.
It was a clean sweep for the Dakota Wesleyan University golf team in winning Great Plains Athletic Conference golfer of the week honors, as Lauren Fitts and Thomas Hogg won the women's and men's awards, respectively.
CHAMBERLAIN — Scoring 10 runs in the first inning, the Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian/White Lake baseball team improved to 4-1 on the season with a 12-0 victory over Chamberlain on Monday in five innings. Blake Moke led the way for the Honkers with two hits and three RBI, also throwing a perfect inning of relief pitching. Riley Hoffman added an RBI double. Dylan Mohnen was the winning pitcher, throwing four innings, allowing one hit and striking out 11 batters. The Honkers had six hits for the game and utilized four Chamberlain errors.
NORTH SIOUX CITY — Parkston's Sydney Bormann fired a 73 and teammate Sydney Weber was right behind her with a 74, as the Trojans girls golf team won the Dakota Valley Invitational Tuesday at Two Rivers Golf Course. Parkston finished with a team score of 332, while Vermillion was second with 342 points. Jayden Bormann was 12th for the Trojans in the individual competition with a score of 88. Taylor Mentele was the leading scorer for McCook Central/Montrose with a round of 96, good for a tie for 24th place. The Fighting Cougars did not score as a team.
South Dakota High School Activities Association Executive Director Wayne Carney will be the featured guest speaker at Wednesday's Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Depot Pub and Grille in Mitchell. Carney, who has been executive director since 2001, will provide an update on SDHSAA issues and events.
CINCINNATI, Ohio — Former South Dakota State University baseball player Layne Somsen became the third former Jackrabbit to reach the Major Leagues, earning a promotion from the Cincinnati Reds on Monday. Somsen is expected to be in uniform Monday night when the Reds play at the New York Mets.
The Lakeview Ladies Golf Association will begin its summer season on May 4. The season will start with a scramble at 4:45 p.m., followed by a dinner and a short meeting. All ladies and abilities are welcome to play and special games and pin prizes will be awarded each Wednesday of the season. Season dues are $25. The deadline to sign-up for the season-opening event is 5 p.m. May 2. Those interested in playing can call the clubhouse at 995-8460. For more information, call Sharon Rehorst at 996-7427.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — A pair of leads slipped away for the Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team Monday, as the Tigers were swept by Briar Cliff Monday in Sioux City in a doubleheader that was made up after Sunday's games were rained out. The Chargers took the opener 5-4 in walkoff fashion and rallied for a 11-9 victory in Game Two. Briar Cliff led 4-1 after three innings before DWU tacked on two runs in the fifth and one more in the sixth inning. In a 4-4 tie, the Chargers' Alex Colegrove hit a solo home run to win the game, 5-4.